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'Daredevil' Reboot To Use Frank Miller's 'Born Again' Run As Source Material

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 2:07 AM
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'Fringe' Writer & Producer Brad Caleb Kane To Pen The ScriptWith "X-Men: First Class" coming out of the gate this weekend with a modest box office haul, Fox hopes the wobbly franchise is back on its feet and along with "The Wolverine," they've got another superhero they hope to rescue from the terrible iterations that came before it. David Slade was been tasked with rebooting "Daredevil" earlier in the year and his promise that it would be a completely new adventure has stayed true in some news that should make comic fans very excited.

Bob Balaban Joins Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2011 2:04 AM
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"Moonrise Kingdom," Wes Anderson's first live-action film in five years, is now firmly underway: it's a month into filming, and only yesterday, images of stars Edward Norton and Bill Murray on set leaked out. And it's fair to say that we're as excited about this as any Anderson film in years: the script, from the director and Roman Coppola, is recognizably Anderson-esque, but also takes off in a new direction, and, while the cast includes a number of his usual rep company -- Murray, Jason Schwartzman, possibly Owen Wilson -- there's also an exciting selection of new actors joining them, including Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and, as confirmed yesterday, Harvey Keitel.

Ed Zwick To Direct Potential Franchise Starter 'American Assassin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 1:47 AM
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Fledgling studio CBS Films has had a bumpy ride. Their releases to date have been a string of poorly received efforts like "Extraordinary Measures," "The Back-Up Plan," "Faster" and "Beastly" but in a bid to play with the big boys, they are hoping to get a franchise off the ground, nabbing an Oscar nominated director to get the ball rolling.

'Let Me In' Star Kodi Smit-McPhee To Get Shakespearean As Benvolio In 'Romeo & Juliet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 1:40 AM
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Already at a young age, Kodi Smit-McPhee has an eye for interesting, complex material. The actor first broke out starring alongside Viggo Mortensen in John Hillcoat's grim "The Road," and last year he shone in Matt Reeves' "Let Me In" as vulnerable Owen who discovers his beautiful neighbour played by Chloe Moretz, is also a vampire. Not to mention, he's also got a part in Ari Folman's upcoming sci-fi/animation hybrid "The Congress." Well the young thesp is set to stand opposite another up-and-coming actress in his next film.

Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Another Memorable Costume In First Look At 'The Dictator'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 1:19 AM
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Sacha Baron Cohen's creations of Ali G, Borat and Bruno are instantly recognizable characters, but what is often taken for granted is how much their costuming is a big part of what makes them so memorable. Of course, Ali G likes to drape himself in colorful tracksuits and bling, while Borat prefers cheap suits and one piece swimsuits. As for Bruno, he's fashionable in a way that usually only works in magazines. For his latest character in "The Dictator" a new set photo reveals that Cohen hasn't given up the eye-catching carb just yet.

Completely Uncensored, Still NSFW Poster For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 1:08 AM
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Yes, we know. It's been a blitzkrieg of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" marketing and hell, the movie doesn't even come out for six months yet. But we'd be lying if we said we weren't excited and we'll take whatever bits and pieces we can for now in what is sure to be a huge campaign for the movie.

Darren Aronofsky Trying To Set Up $130 Million 'Noah' As His Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2011 1:02 AM
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'Hugo Cabret' Writer John Logan Polishing Script The success of "Black Swan" -- $300 million dollars, a brace of Oscar nominations, including a victory for Natalie Portman as Best Actress -- has finally given Darren Aronofsky serious cache in Hollywood. Not that he hadn't been hotly tipped before -- "The Fountain" was originally a big-budgeted production with Brad Pitt and he'd been courted for the likes of 'Batman,' "Superman," and was even attached to "The Wolverine" until he bailed earlier in the year, no longer needing to do "one for them," having already succeeded in a big way on his own terms.

Antoine Fuqua Drops Out Of Tupac Shakur Biopic, To Direct 'Southpaw' Starring Eminem Instead?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 12:57 PM
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A double whammy of major moves for director Antoine Fuqua, which sees one highly anticipated project put on hold, and another high profile movie move forward. 24 Frames reports that Fuqua has dropped out of the long-gestating "Tupac" biopic and is eyeing "Southpaw," a boxing drama starring Eminem instead.

Disney Hires Screenwriter David DiGilio To Pen 'Tron: Legacy' Sequel

  • By The Playlist
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  • June 7, 2011 11:59 AM
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"Tron: Legacy" was a bust at the box-office you say? Maybe in December when it opened softly to a $44 million debut weekend, but slow and steady wins the race. Yes, it cost a shit-ton -- $170 million was the figure released, but some estimates had it bloated to up to $320 million. Still the the film eventually accumulated to a $400 million total worldwide and you can bet those DVDs and Blu-rays probably pulled in a major haul as well.

Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

  • By The Playlist
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  • June 7, 2011 10:03 AM
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This review originally ran during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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